Pundit Tips S’Eagles To Overcome Seychelles

Rivers State Director of Sports, Evangelist Ezekiel Ordu (right), addressing Team Rivers athletes in camp.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have the pedigree to defeat the pirates of Seychelles in their second group game of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
This was said by the media manager of Rivers United and sports journalist, Sammy Wejinya, while speaking with tidesports source, yesterday.
According to him,”there are no small teams in world football anymore, I believe that the Eagles have enough to defeat their Seychelles counterparts.
“The true test of a man’s ability is when he is faced with adversity,” he said.
The sports journalist equally said this on the absence of a few first team players in the squad for Saturday’s showdown at the Stade Linte.
Most notable among the absentees is Captain, John Obi Mikel who is just recovering from an injury he sustained during the world cup and wants to focus on being fully fit.
Others include Victor Moses, who recently retired from international football and the likes of Alex Iwobi,William Troost Ekong and Ola Aina, all of whom are currently injured.
The match against the Seychelles national team will be the second match in Group E for both teams to battle to qualify for the 2019 edition of the AFCON slated to hold in Cameroon.
Bafana bafana of South Africa are currently at the top of the group after defeating the Super Eagles 2-0 in their first game at home.
According to Wejinya, losing to Seychelles will be quite unthinkable because even though there are no minnows in football anymore, the Eagles still have enough arsenal in their store to get maximum points.
The Eagles should be more committed to qualify for the continent’s elite competition at the end of the day as they have not been at the competition since lifting the trophy in 2013.


Femi Akinyemi